We welcome submissions from debut authors and illustrators as well as those in mid-career.
If you wish to submit material, it's important that you follow our submission guidelines. The volume of submissions we receive means that we can offer editorial feedback only to those authors or illustrators whose work we feel shows promise. In this instance we will endeavour to respond to you within 4-6 weeks of receipt but it may take longer during busy times. If you do not hear from us, I’m afraid this means that we do not feel that your work is suitable for us. However this does not mean that it's not suitable for anyone so please don't be deterred from submitting to other agents.
There is no reading fee.
MSCLA Ltd handles:
- Board books
- Picture books
- Novelty Books
- Young fiction
- Middle grade fiction
- YA fiction
We do not handle poetry, musical works or educational texts.
We hope that these guidelines are clear and easy to follow. Please do not send submissions to our personal email addresses as they will be deleted.
We are looking for fiction for all ages - from chapter book to young adult - across all genres. We accept fiction submissions by email only; postal submissions will be recycled. Please send a brief synopsis together with the first three chapters and a short covering letter telling us a little bit about yourself, your writing and your publishing experience (if any). The email address for fiction submissions is firstname.lastname@example.org It would helpful to know if you are submitting your work to other agents.
We accept picture book submissions by email only; postal submissions will be recycled. The email address for picture book submissions is email@example.com A short covering letter telling us a little bit about yourself, your writing and/or illustration background and your publishing experience (if any) would be helpful. It would also be helpful to know if you are submitting your work to other agents.
If you are a picture book author, you can send up to three stories as Word or PDF documents.
If you are an illustrator, please email a selection of images (low resolution) in Jpg or pdf format (max 5 mb).
For details of how we handle your personal data (names, addresses etc), you will find our Privacy Notice here.